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Red Devon cow

Red Devon cow Narracott, Hollocombe, September 1981 More like this

Motorbikes in the market buildings

Motorbikes in the market buildings Great Torrington, June 1986 More like this

Ruined cob barn

Ruined cob barn Bonds near, Chulmleigh, September 1987 More like this

Evening view near Dolton

Evening view near Dolton Ashwell, Dolton, 16 October 1979 More like this

Queuing for Commemorative mugs, Royal...

Queuing for Commemorative mugs, Royal... Iddesleigh, July 1981 More like this

John Govier

John Govier Beaford, 14 August 1973 More like this

Village skittles week

Village skittles week Monkokehampton, July 1980 More like this

Singing hymns, Sunday School procession

Singing hymns, Sunday School procession Hatherleigh, 27 May 1976 More like this

Running for the school bus

Running for the school bus Atherington, November 1982 More like this

Village square

Village square Burrington, February 1987 More like this

James Ravilious, photographer of rural life © Beaford Archive

Image of James Ravilious
by Alan Winn.

The Beaford Archive

Photographs by James Ravilious from 1972 - 1989

WELCOME. Towards the end of the last century, James Ravilious created an "endless tapestry" of life in rural north Devon. This site holds digital scans of the 1,700 negatives which he regarded as his finest work.

High quality prints of the images on this website can be purchased online, please see individual images for details.

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